Taliesin mine shaft area 'very dangerous', say police

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Emergency crews worked for hours to rescue a man who fell 30ft (9m) into what is thought to be an old mine shaft in Ceredigion.

Dyfed-Powys Police called in cave rescuers after they were alerted to the incident in woodland at Taliesin near Aberystwyth at 15:30 BST.

He was brought to the surface at about 20:30 BST before being taken to hospital.

A paramedic was lowered down the mine shaft to treat the man, who was said to be safe and well.

Sgt Simon Wright from Dyfed-Powys Police told BBC Wales the area with disused mine shafts was a "very dangerous" place to be.

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